Big rig incident forces temporary closure of Highway 99 in Butte County

The Department of Transportation is alerting motorists that State Highway 99 is closed at Nelson Road just south of Chico due to a big rig incident and downed power lines.

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. crews worked through the night, the highway is estimated to reopen around the noon hour. Motorists are advised a detour is in place.

Northbound Hwy 99 to State Route 162 East to SR 70 back to Hwy 99 Southbound Hwy 99 to Hwy 149 to SR 70 to Highway 162 back to Hwy 99.  Caltrans will provide updates on Twitter @D3PIO and on Facebook at CaltransDistrict 3.

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